PLEASE PLEASE I need some advice if anyone has experienced these symptoms.....
For the last 6 months or so I have been coughing more so at night during my sleep and it wakes me up. Initially when I went to the Dr she thought I had acid reflux (which I have suffered from in the past), she put me on lansaprasole for 12 weeks and the cough has not stopped. I then saw another Dr whom said they need to do a chest xray so I had this done 10 days ago, the result is clear. The Dr gave me an reliever inhaler.
My symptoms are ~
Coughing that wakes me at night, dry and unproductive
Clearing throat all day
Tight feeling around the thyroid area
Blocked sound by throat when I breathe in (not a chest wheeze)
Scratch in my throat when I breathe in which provokes the cough
Cold air sensation when I inhale, this is constant
The Dr has referred me for a Spirometry and Reversability lung function test which is in 3 weeks. My son has extreme asthma and my grandmother had asthma which she developed in her 40's.
I used to be a smoker for 17 years, recently stopped 8 weeks ago.
The throat condition has been going on since last year, I had a clear xray Jan 2016 including a clear scope down the nose into my voicebox and lyranx together with an endoscopy to check for acid reflux - all clear! Series of 5 lots of FBC's & CA125 tests and thyroid blood tests - normal!
I am petrified I have an undetected lung cancer now, but the Dr thinks I have nocturnal & seasonal asthma. I use the inhaler when I feel blocked but it only last for a few hours where I feel some relief! At times it feels like I am breathing through a straw or piece of cloth!
ANY advice is very welcomed, this is driving me mad...........